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Best TFM for LaScalas?

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Ion

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Post Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:38 pm

Best TFM for LaScalas?

First off, greetings all, first post!

I now have two dead TFM's. A 25 and a 45. Long story why I have both, but I'll spare the details. I spoke w/ Rolland about doing the repair work and am asking this forum their opinion about which would be best suited for my Klipsch LaScala's.
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Jag_97470

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Post Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:44 pm

Re: Best TFM for LaScalas?

My answer is always the same > Sunfire \:D/
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:46 pm

Re: Best TFM for LaScalas?

The TFM-45 for sure. I don't know about the TFM-25 but I've owned the TFM-35 & 45's and they are great amps. You'll never use all the power the 45 has IMHO to drive those LaScala's ! Welcome to the forum btw !
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:48 pm

Re: Best TFM for LaScalas?

Welcome, PM sent with the real answer. [-(
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:53 pm

Re: Best TFM for LaScalas?

get the 45 fixed....
you can find a workin 25 for the cost off get this one fixed.
whats wrong with the 25, 45?
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:55 pm

Re: Best TFM for LaScalas?

I would take what the Clown says with a grain of salt and two Bayer aspirins. Class act for sure ! [-o< [-o< [-o<
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:39 pm

Re: Best TFM for LaScalas?

=D> \:D/ Welcome!! \:D/ =D> Sorry to hear about the amps. Both are great amps but the 45 is the easy winner here. Sunfire amps are a match made in heaven with Klipsch though if you have the extra doe. Good luck! 8)
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Post Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:21 am

Re: Best TFM for LaScalas?

Welcome TFM 45 is the one to fix. What problems are you having with the 2 amps?
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Post Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:20 am

A TFM15cb can be had for cheap and IMO, has the best sound signature of all of the TFM amplifiers. Yeah, I know they are all supposed to sound the same but in reality, that is simply not true. The TFM15cb will also have more than enough power to give your speakers what they need.

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Post Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:22 am

Re: Best TFM for LaScalas?

A TFM15cb can be had for cheap and IMO, has the best sound signature of all of the TFM amplifiers
...say it ain't so! :shock:
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Post Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:28 am

Re: Best TFM for LaScalas?

kingman wrote:
A TFM15cb can be had for cheap and IMO, has the best sound signature of all of the TFM amplifiers
...say it ain't so! :shock:



To quote Forrest: "That's all I got to say about that":

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Post Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:41 am

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treitz3 wrote:A TFM15cb can be had for cheap and IMO, has the best sound signature of all of the TFM amplifiers. =D> =D> =D> Yeah, I know they are all supposed to sound the same but in reality, that is simply not true. The TFM15cb will also have more than enough power to give your speakers what they need.

I think you are correct but it's head room gets exhausted relatively fast past 100 watts. I do love mine though. :)

Welcome to the Carver forum, BTW.
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Post Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:53 am

Re: Best TFM for LaScalas?

Don wrote:
kingman wrote:
A TFM15cb can be had for cheap and IMO, has the best sound signature of all of the TFM amplifiers
...say it ain't so! :shock:



To quote Forrest: "That's all I got to say about that":

In reality, it only matters what it sounds like to YOU!!!




:lol: :lol: :lol:

But we know better don't we Don.
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Post Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:51 am

Re: Best TFM for LaScalas?

As a Klipsch Chorus II owner happily powered by a Sunfire 300 x 2, the one thing I wish I had was a gain control on the Sunfire, which several of the Carver amps do have.

The Chorus's get real loud real quick. Would like a wider volume range to work with.
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Post Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:55 am

Re: Best TFM for LaScalas?

rah wrote:As a Klipsch Chorus II owner happily powered by a Sunfire 300 x 2, the one thing I wish I had was a gain control on the Sunfire, which several of the Carver amps do have.

The Chorus's get real loud real quick. Would like a wider volume range to work with.


A different preamp may help with that- what are you running?
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